July’s Bitesize features Fab Food Trails, Eat Street At Laya City Spectacular, Dublin Pop-Up at the Fumbally Stables, IFWG inaugural Social Responsibility Award & a competition for Bloggers from Cono Sur
To Ramble: Fab Foodie Trails
Fancy meandering your way through the dog days in Dublin city, taking in a range of delicatessens, speciality shops, bakeries and street markets as you go? July is the perfect time to check out The Dublin Tasting Trail, a walking tour with a difference, where you’ll meet meet a variety of artisans maintaining age old family traditions as well as new arrivals to the city’s food scene. Learn a little about the culture and history of Dublin’s neighbourhoods as you sample traditonal and contemporary Irish produce and get the inside scoop on the best of what’s happening food-wise in Dublin.
For more see www.fabfoodtrails.ie/dublin-tasting-trail
To Pop in: Dublin Pop Up at Fumbally Stables
Hot on the heels of last month’s very successful Bizarre Bloomsday Brunch, chefs Cuan Greene and Harry Colley will be serving up Sunday lunch at the newly opened Fumbally Stables on Sunday 5th July. A BYOB event with €5 corkage charge and tasting menu, the gastronomical Dublin Pop Up duo request that diners give them notice of any special dietary requirements in advance. Tickets & further details are available through eventbrite.ie
To Nominate: Irish Food Writers’ Guild Social Responsibility Award
The Irish Food Writers’ Guild recently announced an exciting new annual award to celebrate the efforts of those individuals, businesses or other organisations involved in food and embracing the ethos of social responsibility in an outstanding way. Likely contenders include community kitchens or gardens, food education projects, food businesses donating a portion of their profits back to the community and ethical food entrepreneurs, chefs and retail businesses. Projects should have a positive relationship with the community in which they operate and be both well managed and transparent. Nominations are open until Friday 31st July. See www.irishfoodwritersguild.ie for further details.
To Eat: Eat Street at Laya Healthcare City Spectacular
Over the past few years food has become an increasingly important part of every festival, so much so that this month’s Laya Healthcare City Spectacular has a whole street dedicated to it. Eat Street at the Food Village in Merrion Square features over 30 different vendors, each serving up an array of international specialities including German bratwurst, Thai noodles, Indian curries and Spanish paella, while the more traditional burgers, fish and chips are also on offer. For those craving something sweet there’ll be handmade fudge, chocolate fountains and filled crêpes, not to mention that hardy annual of Irish summers, the 99.
Eat Street at Laya City Spectacular, July 11 – 13 Merrion Square Dublin 2
To Blog: Cono Sur Blogging Competition
Wine producers Cono Sur have challenged bloggers from Ireland to come up with a savoury main dish recipe that pairs perfectly with one of their single vineyard wines. There’ll be a public vote to select the top three recipes from Ireland, following which the winning blogger will be chosen to participate in the grand final in Paris by chef Christopher Carpentier. With the ultimate prize of a trip to Chile up for grabs what are you waiting for? The closing date for entries is August 4th. More details at: www.bloggercompetition.conosur.com
Words: Martina Murray